Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones have been removed from Salvador Dali’s embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test — a move that could open a battle for the artist’s estate.

Pilar reader, claims her mother had an affair with the surrealist artist in the northeastern Spanish town of Figueres, where the painter was born in 1904 Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card and interred 84 years later.

A judge in Madrid ruled in June that only a DNA test could settle the lawsuit.

Representatives of the foundation managing Dali’s estate said Friday the evidence backing Abel’s claims weren’t enough to justify the intrusive exhumation, and that it will continue a legal battle to nullify the paternity test.

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